DIY Valentines Day Garland Ideas – Romantic Home Decor

Written by Kremena Ruseva

Homemade festive decorations are popular among all fans of craft projects. Here are some DIY Valentines Day garland ideas which will help you create a romantic atmosphere in your home quickly and fill the home with love.

Valentines day crafts DIY garland ides

A DIY garland for Valentine’s Day can be used to decorate your fireplace mantel, as window decoration, wall décor, etc. You can decorate the chandelier above the dining table and set the tone for the intimate and romantic dinner.

What materials do you need for DIY Valentines Day garland craft projects?

valentine garland mantel decorating ideas

The great thing about romantic DIY Valentines Day garland ideas is that you can use any material that you have available at home – felt, textile, colored paper, construction paper, doilies, ribbons, string, even cardboard or newspapers. After all, it is the feeling that you want to express and it is certain that your partner would not mind that you used wallpaper remnants, right? You do not need to spend a fortune on materials and days on end on working on a project. The ideas that we selected for you can be completed in an hour or two. You can print out Valentine’s day images and symbols and use them to make your homemade décor even prettier. Look at these inspiring romantic handmade Valentine’s Day garland ideas and add a touch of warmth and love to your home!

DIY Doilies Valentine’s Day Garland

DIY Doilies Valentines Day Garland


  • Paper heart doilies
  • Vintage Valentine Images
  • Thick string
  • Tiny clothespins


Print out some vintage Valentine images.

Use the clothespins to attach the printed images to a string.

Hang paper heart doilies between the vintage images.

Hang the garland!

DIY Construction Paper Garland for Valentine’s Day

DIY Construction Paper Garland for Valentines Day


  • Construction paper – red, pink or color of your choice
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Stapler


Cut a bunch of half-inch strips out of the paper. You can cut as many strips as you like depending on how long you want your garland to be.

Fold each piece in half to create the pointy part of the heart. Then, shape the strip into a heart, stapling where the two curved parts meet.

Repeat with the next heart linking in to the first one before you staple it.

Make as many hearts as you like and hang your garland.

DIY Valentines Day Garland from cardboard and colored paper

DIY Valentines Day Garland from cardboard and colored paper


  • Cardboard paper
  • Colored paper- red, pink or color of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • String


Cut hearts of various sizes.

Glue the hearts together and attach them to a twine or string.

You can cut as many hearts as you like.

DIY Romantic Valentine Garland with Hearts and Pom Poms

DIY Valentine Garland with Hearts and Pom Poms


  • Pom-pom maker
  • Yarn
  • Felt pieces
  • Embroidery floss or thread
  • Jute rope
  • Needles for floss and jute
  • Scissors
  • cotton balls


Make your pom-poms and trim them to remove any stray pieces of yarn.

Cut felt hearts and stitch edges

Fill hearts with cotton before stitching them closed.

String pom-poms and hearts onto jute string and hang the garland.

DIY Quilling Heart Valentine Garland

DIY Quilling Heart Valentine Garland


  • Colored paper
  • Pen or pencil
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Clear thread
  • Needle


Cut colored paper into 3/4″ (2 cm) strips.

Fold them in half, or if you want some hearts that are twice as big, splice two strips of paper together at the bottom of each heart with double stick tape.

Curl the loose ends around a pen or pencil.

String the heart garland together on the clear thread using the needle and use double stick tape to sandwich the thread between the two halves of the curled tops.

DIY Corrugated Heart Garland

DIY Corrugated Heart Garland


  • Thin paper, colored
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick


Take a large plate, place it on a piece of paper and draw around the edges.

Cut and repeat the same with all the sheets of paper.

Start accordion folding from the bottom.

Fold in half and see if it gets a steady heart.

Glue on one of the inner flaps.

Fold together to seal edges.

Thread the needle and string the hearts.

DIY Tissue Paper 3D Heart Garland

DIY tissue paper 3D Paper Heart Garland


  • Red tissue paper
  • Pencil
  • Card
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine


Make a heart template by folding a piece of paper in half and drawing on half a heart. Cut it out and open it up. You can trace this onto card if you want a stronger template.

Stack up your sheets of tissue paper, trace around your heart and cut.

Use a sewing machine and stitch through the center of each stack of hearts. When you reach the end of your heart keep sewing and pulling the stitched thread through until it reaches the desired length. If you want you can add another heart on the same string to make a garland or leave them as single hanging decorations.

Fluff out the tissue paper layers and hang.

Quick and easy Valentine’s Day 3D Heart Garland

Valentines Day 3D Heart Garland


  • Pink or red scrapbook paper
  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Pen


Draw and cut out small, medium and large heart shapes from a piece of card stock.

Trace the card stock templates on the scrapbook paper, then cut out a small, medium and large heart. Cut out the large and small heart shapes from one pattern, and the medium heart shape from another pattern.

Lay the large heart shape flat on your work surface. Pick up the middle heart shape and fold it in half. Run a line of glue along the crease on the back of the heart, then place the medium heart on top of the large heart.

After the glue has dried, repeat the previous step by gluing the small heart on top of the medium heart.

Cut a piece of ribbon, fold it in half, and glue it to the back of the 3-D heart. Repeat these steps to make as many hearts as you wish.

Cut a long piece of ribbon and slide the loops attached to the paper hearts on the ribbon. Use a dab of glue to keep the ribbon from sliding around.


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